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Switching from EI to PPS dosing.

Very general question. I'm going to try out PPS after using EI for quite a while. Any tips or things I should be on the lookout forr while transitioning. a And if anyone has a mix recipe for a 40 breeder that involves teaspoons (no scale) it would be . appreciated


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I checked GLA for you listed in grams there , I to am just starting with PPS ,I got a nice scale from ebay for $9.95 it is a AWS-1KG it has a zero feature so you can set a container on there and 0 the scale , this is my first day using it to mix RO water was doing tbsp before now measuring is persise.

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I found I had to add extra phosphate b/c I was getting green spot algae when using PPS Pro. Since PPS Pro is a pretty lean fert regimen you may have to tweak it depending on your amount of light, CO2, types of plants, plant mass etc.

If you don't already have a test kit I would recommend getting one for Nitrates and Phosphates and calibrate them. You will probably be using them quite a bit in the beginning. There are those who have enough experience to be able to tell what is going on without test kits but I am not one of those. I found that with my lights, plant mass and CO2 I started with the base PPS Pro amounts and ended up someone half way between PPS Pro and EI after testing and tweaking based on test results.

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Very general question. I'm going to try out PPS after using EI for quite a while. Any tips or things I should be on the lookout forr while transitioning. a And if anyone has a mix recipe for a 40 breeder that involves teaspoons (no scale) it would be . appreciated
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